CoD Faculty Exhibition

We invite you to attend the College of Design Faculty Exhibition in the Community Gallery at the Downtown Arts Center.

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College of Design Launches New MUED Program

The changing needs of towns and cities increasingly demand solutions to problems that bridge public and private, policy and practice, and require multiple forms of expertise. The new Master of Science in Urban and Environmental Design (MUED) at the College of Design will prepare students to work in settings where knowledge of design, municipal policy and community engagement can make a meaningful difference.

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Land Grab: A Film Screening & Public Conversation

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Friday, Sept. 7 | KMAC Museum, Louisville Join the University of Kentucky College of Design for the Kentucky premier of the provocative new documentary Land Grab and a discussion with two leading urban thinkers. How do we reimagine the future of American cities in an era of unrelenting change? What strategies hold promise, and who should determine the fate of long-suffering neighborhoods?

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Electives for Fall 2018

This fall, the College of Design is offering a bounty of electives in each of its programs.

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Job Opportunity: Assistant Dean

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration is open at the College of Design.

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CoD Students Intern With CEDIK

Students in the College of Design are participating in CEDIK's Downtown Revitalization Project in Manchester, Ky., this summer.

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Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Luhan, one of three recipients of the University of Kentucky 2018 Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.

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SOI 2018 Awards

Congratulations to these School of Interiors 2018 award winners.

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Swanson Elected to University Senate

Director of Student Services Azhar Swanson was recently elected to the University Senate Committee as the Admissions & Academic Standards representative.

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2018 End of Year Show Highlights Student Work

Friends and family came to the College of Design to celebrate student work at the 2018 End of Year Show.

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Rebekah Radtke Earns Knight Foundation Fellowship

SOI Assistant Professor Rebekah Radtke is one of 20 community leaders from cities across the United States to have been selected to participate in the 2018 Emerging City Champions fellowship program. The program is sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

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SOI Professor & Student Earn Summer Fellowship

Congratulations to third-year SOI student Caroline Miracle and Associate Professor Lindsey Fay on their University of Kentucky Undergraduate Summer Research and Creativity Fellowship for summer of 2018.

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2017-2018 EOYS | May 4

Join us for the College of Design's End of Year Show at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 4.

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Local Students Participate in Design Spring Break

Historic Preservation Lecturer Travis Rose conducted a design-focused workshop for Lexington-area middle and high school students over their spring break.

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SOA Student Works in NOLA Over Spring Break 2018

The College of Design’s Rachel Crosslin visited New Orleans to work on a project in the Upper 9th Ward over Spring Break 2018.

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Dean Vernon to Speak at IDSA Medical Design Conference

Dean Mitzi Vernon will speak Thursday, March 29, at the IDSA Medical Design Conference in Boston.

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SOA Student Montre’ale Jones Awarded Gaines Fellowship

This March, Montre’ale Jones was one of only 12 undergraduate students to be awarded a prestigious Gaines Fellowship.

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Gregory Marinic Published in “Interiors Beyond Architecture” Book

Dr. Gregory Marinic, Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Interiors and Associate Professor in the College of Design, was recently published in Interiors Beyond Architecture (Routledge, 2018).

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Inclusion by Design event | Monday, Feb. 26

Make plans to attend Inclusion by Design: Navigating Identity in the Field, the first in a series on inclusivity and diversity for students, faculty, staff and alumni of the College of Design. Monday, Feb. 26 at 5 p.m.

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Design Job Fair on April 4

The UK College of Design will host its inaugural Design Job Fair on Wednesday, April 4 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in Pence Hall.

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Apply to the College of Design Ambassador Program

The College of Design will be accepting applications soon for its Ambassador Program.

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Jeanne Gang to Lecture in Louisville on Feb. 28

On Feb. 28, 2018, internationally renowned architect Jeanne Gang will present a public talk as part of the University of Kentucky College of Design’s spring lecture series.

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CoD Students Selected as Habitat Officers

Congratulations to two SOA students who were selected to serve as officers of the University of Kentucky Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter.

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Undergrad Scholarship Application Is Live

The application for undergraduate scholarships is now open.

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Several CoD Faculty Earn 2018 Sustainability Grants

Congratulations to the following CoD faculty, recipients of 2018 Sustainability Grants. Julie Riesenweber, Daniel Vivian, Doug Appler and Robert Travis Rose from Historic Preservation; Chris Birkentall, Interiors; Brent Sturlaugson, Architecture; Greg Luhan, Architecture; and Helen Turner, Interiors.

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SOA Professors Take to the Air!

Inspired by the bourbon stills of Louisville’s famed spirit, The Intertwining – a sculpture by School of Architecture professors Mike McKay and Liz Swanson – will find permanent residence at the Louisville International Airport in summer 2018.

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Undergraduate Open House Friday, Nov. 17

The UK College of Design will hold its Graduate Open House on Friday, Nov. 17.

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Graduate Open House Friday, Nov. 10

The UK College of Design will hold its Graduate Open House on Friday, Nov. 10.

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Swanson and Clark Presented at NAFSA

Azhar Swanson, Director of Student Services, and Cyndy Clark, Assistant Director for Student Services, recently presented at the NAFSA...

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College of Design Prepares for Launch of Product Design Program

To think forward about product design education situated in the 21st century and specifically in Kentucky and at UK, Dean Mitzi Vernon held a Product Design Roundtable in September.

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Indefinite Kindred

Sign-up to participate in SoA Instructor Brian Richter's workshop

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The College of Design Welcomes New Faculty for 2017-18

The new academic year brings with it many new faces to the College of Design.

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Dr. Adrian Parr to Lecture on Urban Clear-Cutting

This presentation – Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. in the Academic Science Building – by guest lecturer Dr. Adrian Parr will examine how built environments are turned into a weapon of war.

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Lindsey Fay Published in The Journal of Learning Spaces.

Congratulations to Lindsey Fay, assistant professor in the School of Interiors, for her recently published article.

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Dr. Gregory Luhan Honored as University Research Professor

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2017-18 year.

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Liz Swanson Accepted to Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Forum

Liz Swanson, associate professor in the School of Architecture, has had her work “The Space Between” accepted to the Architecture, Culture and Spirituality Forum.

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College of Design has been awarded 7 Addy Awards

The College of Design has been awarded 7 Addy Awards by the American Advertising Federation (AAF). The Gold Awards will now compete at the regional competition.

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Job Announcement Full-time Lecturer in the School of Interiors

The School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer position with expertise in one or more of the following categories: Digital Media, Design Fabrication, Interior Design Professional Practice, Interior Construction, and Interior Building Systems.

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Post-Graduate Fellowship in Graphic Design

The College of Design invites applications for a Post Graduate Fellowship in Graphic Design.

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College of Design Faculty Featured in New Lexington Art League Exhibit, Expanding Fields

The College of Design at the University of Kentucky is honored to announce the acceptance of work from several faculty and alumni into the latest exhibition, Expanding Fields, at the Lexington Art League.

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Job Announcement: Student Affairs Officer I

The UK College of Design seeks applicants for a Student Affairs Officer I to assist the Office of Academic and Student Services.

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Job Announcement Associate or Full Professor, Director of Technology

The School of Architecture at the University of Kentucky College of Design invites applicants to apply for a new faculty position, important in taking the next step toward integrating design technology within the disciplines.

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Job Announcement Associate or Full Professor in Interior Design

The School of Interiors at the University of Kentucky College of Design seeks a dynamic tenured associate or full professor to transform its graduate program offerings.

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UK Design Proposals Strike Chord with Community

A structure based on the work of UK's own interiors and landscape architecture students is coming to Lexington's Southland Drive.

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FORM: Line-Plane-Solid

FORM: Line-Plane-Solid is a studio course, an exhibition and an area of scholarship for Dean Vernon. Using design instead of words, FORM: Line-Plane-Solid explains the concept of form through the act of physical fabrication.

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Searching For The Perfect Nursing Station Design

Researchers and staff at the University of Kentucky have teamed up with University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.

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UK HealthCare Cardiovascular Unit Design

College of Design faculty Lindsey Fay and Allison Carll-White and their students are getting to the heart of health care design.

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Diversity Challenge Fall 2016: The Diversity of Line

The year 2016 has been one of global discourse and divide on the issue of diverse voices. The University of Kentucky is responding with a new investment in creating an inclusive campus.

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UK College of Design Welcomes New School of Architecture Director

The University of Kentucky College of Design announces the appointment of Jeffrey Johnson, the new Director of the School of Architecture. Johnson joins the faculty from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University where he was the founding director of the Asia Megacities Lab.

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